Apple will be holding an event on October 22nd, but just what they are announcing is something of a mystery. The obvious contender is the iPad. Both the iPad and the iPad Mini are due for upgrades and if you follow the bread crumbs, it should be clear what kind of upgrades we are looking at.
At last month's iPhone 5S and 5C event, Apple showed off their all new 64-bit A7 Processors. It is highly likely that any new iPad or iPad Mini will feature this new processor as Apple strives to set the 64-bit processor as the new standard in smartphone and tablet tech. The A7 chip basically doubled the speed of the Apple iPhone 5S over the older iPhone 5 and that kind of jump in speed should be expected for the new iPads as well.
While the latest iPad already features the Retina Display, the iPad Mini is still stuck in the stone-age of screen technology. It should come as no surprise that Apple will find a way to cram Retina Display tech into a smaller body. This will be a huge step for the iPad Mini line and will further establish the Mini as a bonafide tablet, and not just a shrunken iPad.
Other Possible Announcements
It is a foregone conclusion that any upcoming Apple event will also spotlight the release of Apple's OS X Mavericks Operating System for laptop and desktop computers. Developers already have their hands on what Apple calls the "Golden Master" version of the OS, meaning that it's ready to go.
Additionally, It is expected that Apple will be refreshing the MacBook Pro, souping up their Pro line with the MacBook Air's Haswell Processors. These processors are incredibly efficient, and stretched the MacBook Air's battery life beyond 12 hours. This will give the heavyweight lifting Pro the endurance of the marathon running Air, really pushing the MacBook Pro to new limits.